The power of volunteering

Volunteering can be a great way to give back to your community. We had a lovely compliment for the excellent support EmployAbility has given to a customer to allow them to become a “Digital Buddy” at his local library. This is the exactly the sort of thing people mean when they talk about social capital, people supporting…

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Colleague spotlight: Linda Phillips

This month, our colleague spotlight is Linda Phillips. Linda has worked for Surrey Choices for 27 years and at the end of March 2019 she will be retiring. Linda has built so many amazing relationships with our customers, colleagues, parents and carers and she will be dearly missed! We left a special message for Linda in…

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Customer Spotlight: Dermot Farrell

This month, we interviewed Dermot Farrell for our internal newsletter. Dermot is a customer of EmployAbility, and his Employment Support Specialist supported him to land his dream job working at Chessington World of Adventures Resort! Here is what Dermot told us about himself: What are your favourite hobbies or interests? I love dancing, practicing yoga…

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The Growth Team: Langtons House

 The Growth Team is just one of five vocational projects we offer to our customers at Surrey Choices. The Growth Team provide our customers with a fantastic opportunity to gain gardening work experience, as well as providing customers with training and support to carry out practical gardening tasks which help preserve the Surrey countryside and public…

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Data Protection Day 2019

Today, Monday 28 January 2019, we celebrate Data Protection Day 2019! What is Data Protection, and why is Data Protection Day so important? Data Protection is the way in which information is safeguarded from being lost, stolen or corrupted. The Data Protection Act (DPA) is a law designed to protect personal data stored on computers or…

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